Commercial Description: Darkest Hour is a Belgian Style Imperial Stout brewed with Summit hops. Triple Fermented – first with a Belgian yeast, second in a Pinot Noir and rye whisky barrels. And finally in the bottle with a wine yeast for natural carbonation.
The hour of darkness is one of slumber for most. There are those, however, that do their best diabolical work when left to their own devices in the dark underworld. These creatures toil silently and mysteriously, transforming their subjects into an alluring liquid that, by the light of day is as dark as the night, but with truly enlightening qualities when beholden by those in search of good things.
Such is the case with the almighty Saccharomyces as it converts the complex sugars of Anchorage Brewing Company’s The Darkest Hour, into a brooding, almost dangerous Belgian Style Imperial Stout, borne of complex malts, subtle, but distinctive hops and a stern command from the master’s hand that all things that come to life must be good. From the dark depths of the oak awakes this mighty brew that at 13 percent alcohol gives pause to mortals of lesser fortitude.